Study load

Sport Studies - track International Sports, Management and Business (ISMB)

On this page you will find more information about contact hours within the Sport Studies programme, self-study, and the binding study advice (BSA).

Contact time

The contact time within Sport Studies - track ISMB comprises lectures, tutorials, supervision and academic counselling, among other things. The number of contact hours per week in the first year is 20 hours. Each academic year includes 42 weeks of lessons per year.


In addition to your contact hours, you are expected to spend around 20 hours working (either alone or with fellow students) on projects and research, assignments, or preparing for classes/exams via self-study.

Binding study advice

Each academic year, you can earn 60 credits. If you earn less than 50 credits, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) will issue you a negative binding study advice (BSA). This means you will not be able to continue the programme. You will then meet with your study coach to discuss whether another degree programme would be more suitable for you. One credit equals 28 hours of study. Read more about the binding study advice.

Published by  Faculty Sports and Nutrition 31 August 2021